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DIRECTORS’ BOARD, R&D INVESTMENT AND FIRM’S PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM FRANCE

Zouari Ghazi, Zouari-Hadiji Rim

DOI: 10.22495/cbv11i1c1art3

Abstract

This research examines the relationship between the board of directors and firm’s performance through the R&D investment-level in the French context from perspectives of corporate governance. Our model seeks to identify if the R&D investment-level acts as a mediating variable between, on the one hand, the dominance of outside directors, the dual structure and the board size, and secondly, the performance. The empirical study is based on a sample of 178 French firms for the period 2008-2012. The results of the linear regressions conducted show that the relationship between boards composition linked variables and the firm performance are meditated by the firm R&D investment-level.

Keywords: Outside Directors, Dual Structure, Board Size, R&D, Performance

How to cite this paper: Ghazi, Z., & Rim, Z.-H. (2015). Directors’ board, R&D investment and firm’s performance: Evidence from France. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 11(1-1), 107-122. http://doi.org/10.22495/cbv11i1c1art3

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